CAD http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8227/more en New Software Writes Part-Measurement Programs in Minutes http://machinedesign.com/cad/new-software-writes-part-measurement-programs-minutes <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Programs for precise measurements of parts don&rsquo;t have to be written manually anymore. MiCAT Planner software will write it instead&mdash;and write it much faster. It uses the same information that a programmer uses to write a measurement program. Available from Mitutoyo America, MiCAT goes directly from a CAD model containing product and manufacturing information to acquire tolerance data and locations for measurements.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/new-software-writes-part-measurement-programs-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/new-software-writes-part-measurement-programs-minutes#comments CAD Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:59:00 +0000 46671 at http://machinedesign.com Additive Manufacturing 101 http://machinedesign.com/cad/additive-manufacturing-101 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is Additive Manufacturing? What is Polyjet? What is Selective Laser Sintering? What is Direct Metal Laser Sintering? What is Fused Deposition Modeling? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/additive-manufacturing-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/additive-manufacturing-101#comments Design FAQs CAD Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:44:00 +0000 45751 at http://machinedesign.com ISO STEP File Lets CAD Programs Share Smart Files http://machinedesign.com/news/iso-step-file-lets-cad-programs-share-smart-files <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Computer experts at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) are working on a way to let 3D models include product and manufacturing data that will be readable by all CAD system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/iso-step-file-lets-cad-programs-share-smart-files" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/iso-step-file-lets-cad-programs-share-smart-files#comments CAD News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:04:00 +0000 45661 at http://machinedesign.com Oak Ridge Lab Moves to Acquire Summit, a Next-Generation Supercomputer http://machinedesign.com/cad/oak-ridge-lab-moves-acquire-summit-next-generation-supercomputer <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will have a new supercomputer to work with in 2017 when IBM delivers Summit, a hybrid CPU/GPU computer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/oak-ridge-lab-moves-acquire-summit-next-generation-supercomputer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/oak-ridge-lab-moves-acquire-summit-next-generation-supercomputer#comments CAD News Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:24:00 +0000 44951 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Supercomputers like Summit, the one ORNL will get in 2017, let researchers address challenging problems, such as recreating shear-wave perturbations inside the Earth due to seismic activity.</p> Injection Molding Design Guide--The Applications and Technologies of Injection Molding http://machinedesign.com/cad/injection-molding-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-injection-molding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Quickparts Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to effectively design your files to optimize performance of our Injection Molding process. Injection Mold Tooling is</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/injection-molding-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-injection-molding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/injection-molding-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-injection-molding#comments CAD White Papers Metals Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:29:00 +0000 38991 at http://machinedesign.com Guide to Prototyping Die-Cast Parts--Applications and Technologies of Die-Cast Prototyping http://machinedesign.com/cad/guide-prototyping-die-cast-parts-applications-and-technologies-die-cast-prototyping <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Quickparts Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Die-casting is a very popular manufacturing method. It can create components with the strength required for structural applications and with the surface finish required for aesthetic applications</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/guide-prototyping-die-cast-parts-applications-and-technologies-die-cast-prototyping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/guide-prototyping-die-cast-parts-applications-and-technologies-die-cast-prototyping#comments 3D Printing CAD White Papers Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:13:00 +0000 38971 at http://machinedesign.com On Location: What We Saw at PTC Live Global 2014 Last Week http://machinedesign.com/cad/location-what-we-saw-ptc-live-global-2014-last-week <div class="node-body gallery-body">Live Global is the annual event of software company PTC — to give engineers a chance to network and get training. Here's some of what we saw at the show — including presentations of the new version of Creo and another tool called ThingWorx.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/location-what-we-saw-ptc-live-global-2014-last-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/location-what-we-saw-ptc-live-global-2014-last-week#comments CAD Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:17:00 +0000 38731 at http://machinedesign.com <p>At the Live Global event, attendees got the first look at PTC Creo 3.0, PTC&rsquo;s flagship design software.&nbsp; They also got to give the updated software a test drive, and compete in software-user faceoff as well. Here, the Monday keynote address gets underway.</p> FEA Exercise: How to Analyze a Simple Dynamic Load http://machinedesign.com/cad/fea-exercise-how-analyze-simple-dynamic-load <div class="field-byline"> Fred Jensen | Edited by Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent LLW-disposal job made for an interesting case study. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/fea-exercise-how-analyze-simple-dynamic-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/fea-exercise-how-analyze-simple-dynamic-load#comments CAD FEA and Simulation Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:48:00 +0000 38191 at http://machinedesign.com How to Get from 3D CAD to 3D rendering http://machinedesign.com/cad/how-get-3d-cad-3d-rendering <div class="field-byline"> Phil Szczepaniak, 3deeit Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Many 3D part designs eventually end up being depicted as rendered animations and finished artistic images. Here’s how the transition takes place. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers increasingly find it advantageous to render computer-aided design (CAD) models of engineered parts and assemblies into technical animations and photo-realistic movies. These technical animations are becoming required tools for companies...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/how-get-3d-cad-3d-rendering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/how-get-3d-cad-3d-rendering#comments CAD Sat, 31 May 2014 20:56:00 +0000 37991 at http://machinedesign.com Software Review: Updated Hypertherm ProNest CAD/CAM Software http://machinedesign.com/cad/software-review-updated-hypertherm-pronest-cadcam-software <div class="node-body article-body">An update to Hypertherm’s ProNest CAD/CAM software is now available to make it easier for engineers fabricating or cutting metal to boost productivity and the quality of cuts in shipbuilding, manufacturing, automotive, and other applications. The update is free to customers with a current ProNest subscription; simply login to the Knowledge Base at hyperthermcam.com and download it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/software-review-updated-hypertherm-pronest-cadcam-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/software-review-updated-hypertherm-pronest-cadcam-software#comments CAD Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:49:00 +0000 37131 at http://machinedesign.com